3rd Congress of the Philippines

The Third Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikatlong Kongreso ng Pilipinas) was the meeting of the legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives from January 25, 1954, until December 10, 1957.

5th Congress of the Philippines
January 25, 1954 – December 10, 1957
Coat of arms of the Republic of the Philippines.
PresidentRamon Magsaysay
Vice PresidentCarlos P. García
Senate
Senate PresidentEulogio Rodriguez
Senate President pro temporeManuel Briones
Majority leaderCipriano P. Primicias, Sr.
Minority leaderFerdinand E. Marcos
Ambrosio Padilla
House of Representatives
House SpeakerDaniel Z. Romualdez
Majority leaderJose M. Aldeguer
Minority leaderCornelio T. Villareal

SessionsEdit

  • First Regular Session: January 25 – May 20, 1954
    • First Special Session: July 19 – August 3, 1954
  • Second Regular Session: January 24 – May 19, 1955
    • Second Special Session: July 7 – August 10, 1955
  • Third Regular Session: January 23 – May 17, 1956
    • Third Special Session: June 21 – July 25, 1956
  • Fourth Regular Session: January 28, 1957 – May 23, 1957
    • Joint Session: December 10, 1957

LegislationEdit

The Third Congress passed a total of 1,077 laws. (Republic Act Nos. 973 – 2049)

Major LegislationEdit

LeadershipEdit

Composition of the Senate during the 3rd Congress' 1st and 2nd (left), and 3rd & 4th (right) sessions.
 
Composition of the House of Representatives during the 3rd Congress.

SenateEdit

  • President of the Senate:
Eulogio A. Rodriguez, Sr. (NP)
  • Senate President Pro-Tempore:
Manuel C. Briones (NP)
  • Majority Floor Leader:
Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr. (NP)
  • Minority Floor Leader:
Lorenzo M. Tañada (CP)

House of RepresentativesEdit

  • Speaker:
José B. Laurel, Jr. (NP, 3rd District Batangas)
  • Speaker Pro-Tempore:
Daniel Z. Romualdez (NP, 4th District Leyte)
  • Majority Floor Leader:
Arturo M. Tolentino (NP, 3rd District Manila)
  • Minority Floor Leader:
Eugenio Pérez (LP, 2nd District Pangasinan)

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

First Session to Second Session
Senator Partya Term Start Term End
  Esteban R. Abada1
LP
1949
1955
  Manuel C. Briones
NP
1951
1957
  Tomas L. Cabili
LP
1949
1955
  Edmundo B. Cea
NP
1953
1959
  Mariano Jesús L. Cuenco
NP
1953
1959
  Francisco A. Delgado
NP
1951
1957
  Ruperto M. Kangleon
DP
1953
1959
  José P. Laurel
NP
1951
1957
  Jose C. Locsin
NP
1951
1957
  Fernando Lopez
DP
1953
1959
  Alejo R. Mabanag
NP
1953
1959
  Enrique B. Magalona
LP
1949
1955
  Justiniano S. Montano
LP
1949
1955
  Quintin B. Paredes
LP
1949
1955
  Emmanuel N. Pelaez
NP
1953
1959
  Macario Peralta, Jr.
LP
1949
1955
  Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr.
NP
1951
1957
  Gil J. Puyat
NP
1951
1957
  Claro M. Recto
NP
1949
1955
  Eulogio A. Rodriguez, Sr.
NP
1953
1959
  Lorenzo M. Sumulong
LP
1949
1955
  Lorenzo M. Tañada
CP
1953
1959
  Jose C. Zulueta
NP
1951
1957
Vacant2
1951
1957
^a Party affiliation at the time of their election.
CP – Citizens Party (caucuses with Nacionalista Party)
DP – Democratic Party (caucuses with Nacionalista Party)
LP – Liberal Party
NP – Nacionalista Party
^1 Died on December 17, 1954.
^2 Vacant after election of Carlos P. Garcia as Vice President in 1953.
Third Session to Fourth Session
Senator Partya Term Start Term End
  Domocao Alonto
NP
1955
1961
  Manuel C. Briones
NP
1951
1957
  Edmundo B. Cea
NP
1953
1959
  Mariano Jesús L. Cuenco
NP
1953
1959
  Francisco A. Delgado
NP
1951
1957
  Ruperto M. Kangleon
DP
1953
1959
  José P. Laurel
NP
1951
1957
  Roseller T. Lim 1
NP
1955
1957
  Jose C. Locsin
NP
1951
1957
  Fernando Lopez
DP
1953
1959
  Alejo R. Mabanag
NP
1953
1959
  Pacita Madrigal-Warns
NP
1955
1961
  Quintin B. Paredes
NP
1955
1961
  Emmanuel N. Pelaez
NP
1953
1959
  Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr.
NP
1951
1957
  Gil J. Puyat
NP
1951
1957
  Claro M. Recto
NP
1955
1961
  Francisco Rodrigo
NP
1955
1961
  Eulogio A. Rodriguez, Sr.
NP
1953
1959
  Decoroso Rosales
NP
1955
1961
  Pedro R. Sabido
NP
1955
1961
  Lorenzo M. Sumulong
NP
1955
1961
  Lorenzo M. Tañada
CP
1953
1959
  Jose C. Zulueta
NP
1951
1957
^1 Elected on November 8, 1955, to complete the unexpired term of Carlos P. Garcia.

House of RepresentativesEdit

 
Third Congress representation map of the Philippines
Province/City District Representative
Abra
Lone
Lucas P. Paredes
Agusan
Lone
Guillermo R. Sanchez
Albay
1st
Lorenzo P. Ziga1
Tecla San Andres Ziga2
2nd
Justino Nuyda
3rd
Pio Duran
Antique
Lone
Tobias Fornier
Bataan
Lone
Jose R. Nuguid
Batanes
Lone
Jorge A. Abad
Batangas
1st
Apolinario R. Apacible
2nd
Numeriano U. Babao
3rd
José B. Laurel, Jr.
Bohol
1st
Natalio P. Castillo
2nd
Bartolome C. Cabangbang
3rd
Esteban Bernido
Bukidnon
Lone
Cesar M. Fortich
Bulacan
1st
Erasmo R. Cruz
2nd
Rogaciano M. Mercado
Cagayan
1st
Felipe R. Garduque, Jr.
2nd
Paulino A. Alonzo
Camarines Norte
Lone
Fernando V. Pajarillo
Camarines Sur
1st
Emilio M. Tible
2nd
Felix A. Fuentebella
Capiz
1st
Carmen Dinglasan Consing
2nd
Cornelio T. Villareal
3rd
Godofredo P. Ramos
Catanduanes
Lone
Francisco A. Perfecto
Cavite
Lone
Jose T. Cajulis
Cebu
1st
Ramon M. Durano
2nd
Pedro Lopez
3rd
Maximino Noel
4th
Isidro Kintanar
5th
Miguel Cuenco
6th
Santiago V. Lucero3
Manuel A. Zosa
7th
Nicolas G. Escario
Cotabato
Lone
Luminog Datu Mangelen
Davao
Lone
Ismael L. Veloso
Ilocos Norte
1st
Antonio V. Raquiza4
2nd
Ferdinand E. Marcos
Ilocos Sur
1st
Floro Crisologo
2nd
Ricardo Gacula
Iloilo
1st
Pedro G. Trono
2nd
Rodolfo Ganzon
3rd
Ramon C. Tabiana
4th
Ricardo Yap Ladrido
5th
Jose M. Aldeguer
Isabela
Lone
Samuel Formoso Reyes5
Delfin B. Albano
La Union
1st
Francisco Ortega
2nd
Manuel T. Cases
Laguna
1st
Jacobo Z. Gonzales
2nd
Wenceslao R. Lagumbay
Lanao
Lone
Domocao Alonto67
Mohamad Ali Dimaporo
Leyte
1st
Carlos Tan
2nd
Domingo Veloso
3rd
Francisco M. Pajao
4th
Daniel Z. Romualdez
5th
Alberto T. Aguja
Manila
1st
Angel M. Castaño
2nd
Joaquin R. Roces
3rd
Arturo M. Tolentino
4th
Augusto S. Francisco
Marinduque
Lone
Panfilo M. Manguera
Masbate
Lone
Mateo S. Pecson
Misamis Occidental
Lone
William L. Chiongbian
Misamis Oriental
Lone
Ignacio S. Cruz
Mountain Province
1st
Juan Bondad
2nd
Ramon P. Mitra
3rd
Luis Hora
Negros Occidental
1st
Jose Puey
2nd
Carlos Hilado
3rd
Agustin M. Gatuslao
Negros Oriental
1st
Lorenzo Teves
2nd
Lamberto L. Macias
Nueva Ecija
1st
Jose O. Corpus
2nd
Celestino C. Juan
Nueva Vizcaya
Lone
Leonardo B. Perez
Occidental Mindoro
Lone
Felipe S. Abeleda
Oriental Mindoro
Lone
Conrado M. Morente
Palawan
Lone
Gaudencio E. Abordo
Pampanga
1st
Diosdado Macapagal
2nd
Emilio P. Cortez
Pangasinan
1st
Mario Bengson
2nd
Eugenio Pérez^8
3rd
Jose D. Parayno
4th
Amadeo J. Perez
5th
Justino Benito
Quezon
1st
Manuel S. Enverga
2nd
Leon Guinto, Jr.
Rizal
1st
Eulogio Rodriguez, Jr.
2nd
Serafin Salvador
Romblon
Lone
Florencio Moreno
Samar
1st
Gregorio B. Tan
2nd
Marciano Lim
3rd
Gregorio B. Abogado
Sorsogon
1st
Salvador R. Encinas
2nd
Vicente Peralta
Sulu
Lone
Ombra Amilbangsa
Surigao
Lone
Reynaldo P. Honrado
Tarlac
1st
Jose J. Roy
2nd
Constancio E. Castañeda
Zambales
Lone
Enrique Corpus
Zamboanga del Norte
Lone
Alberto Ubay
Zamboanga del Sur
Lone
Roseller T. Lim6
^1 Died in office.
^2 Elected in a special election on November 8, 1955, to complete unexpired term of predecessor.
^3 Replaced by Manuel A. Zosa as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on February 21, 1956.
^4 Elected as Ilocos Norte Governor on November 8, 1955.
^5 Replaced by Delfin B. Albano as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on January 23, 1957.
^6 Elected to the Senate on November 8, 1955.
^7 Replaced by Mohamad Ali Dimaporo as per House Electoral Tribunal decision on July 21, 1957.
^8 Died in office

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "List of Senators". Senate of the Philippines. Archived from the original on September 14, 2006. Retrieved September 16, 2006.
  • "The LAWPHi'L Project – Philippine Laws and Jurispudance Databank". Arellano Law Foundation. Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved September 16, 2006.

Further readingEdit

  • Philippine House of Representatives Congressional Library
  • Paras, Corazon L. (2000). The Presidents of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. ISBN 971-8832-24-6.
  • Pobre, Cesar P. (2000). Philippine Legislature 100 Years. ISBN 971-92245-0-9.